Tuesday, 25 October 2011

MARMALADE... and website.

Well it's been a long summer working in a restaurant back at home and am now just getting back into some design work... I've been asked to do some illustrations and designs for a Ski school company called Ski Marmalade who are based out in Meribel in France. I'm quite excited and have some preliminary designs based around breakfast items (jars, plates, milk cartons) riding skis with ski poles made from spoons and knives. Here's hoping to get them finished and sent off in the next few days. Also will be building a website soon to use instead of this blog... so will have a link up for that sometime soon.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

project completed...

ANIMATION DONE and handed in along with all the bits that go with it... am now starting a new print project for my own enjoyment and will post some designs up soon. will also try sticking the finished film up, but that didn't quite work last time.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Its almost as if computers can smell me coming and decide not to work... after a nightmare in the first term with my personal computer dying the day before the deadline i now have to contest with the computer i am using at university crashing on me this evening, after all the tutors had gone home and no one in the stop motion studios could help... IDEAL. deadline on friday and i am now freaking out that my work has been lost for a second time this year...
oh well on a lighter note - the animation for Tim Minchin's poem "Storm" has been completed and its amazing - here's a link to it on youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhGuXCuDb1U

be warned - it contains many naughty words.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Le Fran's illustrations.

check out Fran Court's website... absolutely stunning illustrations. I'm in love with them.


Wednesday, 27 April 2011

email and posters...

Just finalising the design for my posters for the film...
This is nearly the finished product I guess.

Also I realised today that I hope my tutors don't think I'm ignoring them as I haven't been able to access my uni email for about a month. ARGH!

Monday, 25 April 2011



a short animation by Chris Harmon... worth watching just for the last statistic. I'm liking animations with a message right now.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

arts funding debate


Sunday, 17 April 2011

When you've had a bit of a pants day...


enjoy creating your own sad song...

Friday, 15 April 2011

Andy Goldsworthy on our little island.

Quite excited about going home to see this in the summer.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/interactive/2011/apr/15/channel-islands-alderney-andy-goldsworthy

Thursday, 14 April 2011


Sent off applications for several jobs... just one rejection so far... good.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

skill set

Quite obviously, whilst trying to complete this project, there is also the daunting prospect lingering in the back of my brain about life after university... Have come across this helpful website and have started sending out emails to relevant personnel about job placements and/or work experience...
fingers crossed...



Quick update on progress with film...
drawing drawing drawing... I had a few weeks where I really struggled with this project but I have just had to realise I have to keep moving with it and let it do its own thing. Trying to push it in one direction when it is quite obviously taking a different one wasn't working, and I am now understanding that it is not going to be the film I had initially planned it to be, which, I think is a good thing... honestly...

Wednesday, 5 January 2011


Ok so as that upload of my animatic didn't seem to work AGAIN I have put it onto Youtube... here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB2mTKqfJOI.

ok and now i have just reviewed it and there doesn't seem to be any sound on this version..........lets see if I can fix that now. This animation malarky just seems to be one technical issue after another. its a lot of problem solving for someone like me who is used to a piece of paper and a pencil.


This is the 2nd version of my animatic... still not ideal. but it'll do for now.